Climate Change Adaptation in Developed Nations: From Theory to Practice (Advances in Global Change Research)
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United Nations: A History by Stanley Meisler
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.5 MB
Overview: United Nations: A History begins with its creation in 1945. Although the organization was created to prevent war, many conflicts have arisen, ranging from The Korean War, to The Six Day War, to genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda. Stanley Meisler’s in-depth research examines the crises and many key political leaders. In this second edition, Meisler brings his popular history up to date with accounts of the power struggles of the last fifteen years, specifically spotlighting the terms of secretaries-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon. This is an important, riveting, and impartial guide through the past and recent events of the sixty-five-year history of the United Nations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of The Next Economic Miracles [Audiobook]
Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles by way of Ruchir Sharma
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 339 MB
Overview: After a decade of fast enlargement, the arena’s maximum celebrated rising markets are poised to decelerate. Which nations will upward push to problem them?
To determine the industrial stars of the long run, we must abandon the addiction of extrapolating from the hot previous and lumping wildly numerous nations in combination. We want to take into account that sustained financial luck is a unprecedented phenomenon.
As an generation of simple cash and simple enlargement involves an in depth, China particularly will settle down. Other primary gamers together with Brazil, Russia, and India face their very own daunting demanding situations and inflated expectancies. The new "breakout countries" will most certainly spring from the margins, even from the shadows. Ruchir Sharma, the top of Morgan Stanley’s rising markets department, right here identifies which can be in all probability to jump forward and why.
After twenty years spent touring the globe monitoring the growth of creating nations, Sharma has produced a guide filled with surprises: why overpriced cocktails in Rio are an indication of revival in Detroit; how the specter of the "inhabitants bomb" got here to be noticed as a aggressive benefit; how an commercial revolution in Asia is redefining what production can do for a contemporary economic system; and the way the approaching shakeout within the giant rising markets may shift the highlight again to the West, particularly American generation and German production.
What emerges is a transparent image of the transferring steadiness of world financial energy and the way it performs out for rising countries and for the West. In a fascinating exploration studded with vignettes, Sharma finds his laws on tips on how to spot financial luck tales. Breakout Nations is a rollicking training for someone taking a look to know the place the long run will occur.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens through Gabriel Zucman
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.1 Mb
Overview: We are neatly conscious about the upward thrust of the 1% because the speedy enlargement of financial inequality has put the vast majority of the arena’s wealth within the wallet of fewer and less. One much-discussed approach to this imbalance is to seriously building up the velocity at which we tax the rich. But with a huge quantity of the arena’s wealth hidden in tax havens-in international locations like Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands-this wealth can’t be totally accounted for and taxed relatively. No one, from economists to bankers to politicians, has been ready to quantify precisely how a lot of the arena’s belongings are recently hidden-until now. Gabriel Zucman is the primary economist to supply dependable perception into the true extent of the arena’s cash held in tax havens. And it is staggering.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Idols of Nations: Biblical Myth at the Origins of Capitalism by Roland Boer, Christina Petterson
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.2MB
Overview: Roland Boer and Christina Petterson here produce a critical survey showing that the rise of capitalist theory was shaped by the way different economic philosophersSmith, Hobbes, Grotius, Malthus, Lockeread the Bible. Invoking Jeremiah (14:22) and Adam Smith who took the title of his Wealth of Nations from Isaiah (61:6; 66:12)they show that early theories of capitalism were shaped by particular assumptions that these theorists brought to their readings of the story of Eden in particular. They examine those assumptions and evaluate what has changed in subsequent centuries. Idols of Nations shows that the Bible was central to the theorization and economic thought of these key thinkers as it explores the distinct problems each sought to overcome.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History